Travis Ishikawa two days later, on pennant-winning homer: “It still doesn’t seem like it was me.”

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Travis Ishikawa, who at one point this season seriously contemplated hanging up the spikes, sent the Giants into the World Series in Game 5 of the NLCS on Thursday night with a walk-off, NLCS-clinching three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning off of Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha. Ishikawa was about as unlikely a hero as there could have been in that series.

Ishikawa himself still isn’t sure that he was the one who punched the Giants’ ticket to an October match-up against the Royals. Per CSN Bay Area’s Andrew Baggarly, Ishikawa said, “I can’t describe the feeling I have each time I see it or each time I think about it. It still doesn’t seem like it was me.”

It’s an incredible story, one we’ll certainly be passing on for years to come. In case you missed or forgot what happened, enjoy Jon Miller’s call of Ishikawa’s Bobby Thomson moment.

Report: Rangers sign Jordan Lyles to two-year, $16 million deal

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The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers and pitcher Jordan Lyles have agreed to a contract. ESPN’s Jeff Passan provided the details, reporting that it is a two-year, $16 million deal.

Lyles, 29, split last season between the Pirates and Brewers, performing much better with the latter. Overall, he compiled a 4.15 ERA with a 146 strikeouts and 55 walks across 141 innings. It was a return to full-time starting for Lyles, who had performed mostly as a reliever from 2016-18.

The Rangers also inked Kyle Gibson to a three-year, $30 million contract last week. Gibson and Lyles will join a rotation that also includes Mike Minor and Lance Lynn as well as youngster Kolby Allard.